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Birmingham Canal Museum Do we need one can we get one? Have a look and complete the survey to give your views. If you are organizing a UK canal or river event that you would like added to this list please let me know.

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Curdworth Lock No 35 Narrowboat approaching
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The Boat Listing is now hosted by CanalPlanAC. Please update your Favourites/Bookmarks to http://canalplan.org.uk/boats/

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If you are a newcomer to the subject, or this web site, you may want to start with my Introduction pages. These give an introduction to this website, the UK Waterways System, its history and to inland boating on canals or rivers.

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Books, videos, DVDs and links to other canal shopping sites.

For non-waterway travel photographs see www.jim-shead.net

I am also webmaster for the following waterways sites Railway & Canal Historical Society
The Association of Nene River Clubs
House of York

All about the Inland Waterways Association (IWA) click here

Quote of the day No 361

Thursday 23 October 2014

When considering using canals for pleasure, most people think first and foremost about boating. British Waterways commissioned an opinion poll from NOP in 1986 which showed that an estimated 140,000 people took canal holidays in hire-boats, which seems a great many people. On the other hand, against that figure, there were 770,000 anglers and nearly five million people who use the canals for what was described as ‘other informal’ purposes. So how does one justify devoting the whole of this chapter to what now appears to be a minority use? Well, first, the average boater will see more canal than the others who use it. Even a week’s cruising can cover the best part of 100 miles (161km) of travel.

Anthony Burton - The Great Days of the Canals

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